Occlusal diagnosis plays an important role in the planning and subsequent delivery of predictable functional and aesthetic restorations and prostheses. Once an occlusal problem is identified there are a number of techniques and materials that can be utilised to record occlusal relationships, subsequently analyse them and incorporate information obtained into the delivery of tooth restoration or replacement. This paper discusses the clinical and technical aspects of occlusal examination and analysis outlining contemporary and traditional techniques in their utilisation. Aspects of occlusal examination will be revisited; the identification and recording of centric occlusion as well as subsequent articulation will be discussed. The requirement for occlusal splint provision will also be discussed and illustrated.
A link to Mahul’s paper on Clinical Issues in Occlusion can be found here.
Mahul will be speaking on Occlusion at the Key Topics of Restorative Dentistry symposium on Saturday the 7th of September at the BDA, London. He will be joined by three other experts who will discuss contemporary issues attracting 6 hours of CPD.
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